‘All children are born artists.’
We are ambitious in the skills and techniques children will master, and we talk frequently about the process of art: experimenting, evaluating and improving. This is recorded in their sketch book which is used to collect and record ideas and practice the artistic skills they become increasingly proficient in: including drawing, painting and sculpture.
Children will explore the beauty created by famous artists and designers, such as Andy Goldsworthy, Jackson Pollock, Henri Rousseau and Peter Thorpe, and use it as inspiration for their own creations. As they move through the school, they explore a diverse range of artists and artistic movements and the historical and cultural contexts within which they have developed such as Ancient Greek clay work and cave art from the Stone Age. They will also learn the language of art to allow them to analyse and evaluate artistic creations with their peers and teachers, and making connections with their community.